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Post by Guest Mon 15 Jun 2015, 6:12 pm

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Post by temporary21 Fri 19 Jun 2015, 6:47 pm

Miuller playing excellent stuff.  He'll be a man the top seeds will not want at all

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Post by summerblues Fri 19 Jun 2015, 6:48 pm

Second set much closer but Federer stepped it up in the TB.

Time to check how Mr. Murray is doing.

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Post by temporary21 Fri 19 Jun 2015, 7:02 pm

Muller is ranked 48.So any top player could get him second round I think.

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Post by LuvSports! Fri 19 Jun 2015, 7:12 pm

Couldn't they get him in the first round?

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Post by summerblues Fri 19 Jun 2015, 7:18 pm

Good TB from Andy.

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Post by temporary21 Fri 19 Jun 2015, 7:22 pm

Isn't round 3 top 32. So round 2 top 64? Not sure. It's a horrible draw either way

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Post by CaledonianCraig Fri 19 Jun 2015, 7:27 pm

temporary21 wrote:Muller is ranked 48.So any top player could get him second round I think.

He has a good game for grass. Serves big and volleys very good as well. However, over five sets I am not sure he could bring down the very best.
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Post by temporary21 Fri 19 Jun 2015, 7:35 pm

Karl's if is ranked 27 soo he's probably a third round nightmare, if he gets it together for once.  Tsonga is a r16 floater too.  Yeesh

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Post by It Must Be Love Fri 19 Jun 2015, 7:41 pm

JuliusHMarx wrote:This is why we all love 606v2. Because whenever anyone says they enjoy any particular style of tennis, others will surely come along to say it's dull as dishwater.
Yes fair point, I never claim to speak for anyone other than myself on this issue, we all have our different tastes.

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Post by summerblues Fri 19 Jun 2015, 7:54 pm

Well done Andy, he was the better player from TB on.

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Post by Born Slippy Fri 19 Jun 2015, 11:41 pm

temporary21 wrote:Isn't round 3 top 32. So round 2 top 64? Not sure. It's a horrible draw either way

No, there are only 32 seeds so any of the seeds can play anyone ranked below that in R1.

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Post by Born Slippy Sat 20 Jun 2015, 12:08 am

Karlovic slight favourite against Fed tomorrow?

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Post by LuvSports! Sat 20 Jun 2015, 12:16 am

No.

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Post by temporary21 Sat 20 Jun 2015, 1:34 am

Born Slippy wrote:
temporary21 wrote:Isn't round 3 top 32. So round 2 top 64? Not sure. It's a horrible draw either way

No, there are only 32 seeds so any of the seeds can play anyone ranked below that in R1.
Oops thats right. Thats even worse then...

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Post by ListenUp Sat 20 Jun 2015, 2:51 am

Born Slippy wrote:

No, there are only 32 seeds so any of the seeds can play anyone ranked below that in R1.

Quite. The player ranked 33 (or whatever actual rank just misses out on seeding) could draw the top seed in R1. They wouldn't be happy. Especially if the ones drawn next are WC v WC. Shocked

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Post by Born Slippy Sat 20 Jun 2015, 1:13 pm

Sweepstake on aces in this match? I'm going for 75 in total.

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Post by Born Slippy Sat 20 Jun 2015, 1:22 pm

Fed yet to get a serve back. 2-2.

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Post by Born Slippy Sat 20 Jun 2015, 1:27 pm

I've overdone it on the aces. I'd forgotten Ivo is actually pretty tough to ace. Fed has 0 so far but a lot of unreturned serves.

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Post by LuvSports! Sat 20 Jun 2015, 2:42 pm

Feds through in straight sets, both tiebreaks.

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Post by Guest Sat 20 Jun 2015, 2:43 pm

Indeed. 1 BP all match. Again enjoyable tiebreakers.

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Post by laverfan Sat 20 Jun 2015, 3:59 pm

Well played, Old Man. OK

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Post by laverfan Sat 20 Jun 2015, 4:36 pm

Nishikori retired. Crying or Very sad Not good for W.

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Post by Calder106 Sat 20 Jun 2015, 4:57 pm

laverfan wrote:Well played, Old Man. OK

Beats even older man Whistle

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Post by Belovedluckyboy Sat 20 Jun 2015, 5:35 pm

Anderson into the final at Queen's, congrats to him. He serves 36 aces in the match!

I like Simon, and like the way he plays here, shows off some tricks at the net, some varieties and some great tennis. Too bad, he has to face a guy who serves so well and who fights so hard to win.

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sat 20 Jun 2015, 8:45 pm

He serves 36 aces in the match

Wow never saw it. but giving Ivo a run for his money Very Happy

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Post by Haddie-nuff Sat 20 Jun 2015, 8:51 pm

Calder106 wrote:
laverfan wrote:Well played, Old Man. OK

Beats even older man Whistle

I never realised Ivo was that old.. brilliant clap

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Post by laverfan Sat 20 Jun 2015, 10:09 pm

Haddie-nuff wrote:
Calder106 wrote:
laverfan wrote:Well played, Old Man. OK

Beats even older man Whistle

I never realised  Ivo was that old.. brilliant clap

Dr. Ivo can make grown men cry and sweat. Laugh

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Post by temporary21 Sun 21 Jun 2015, 2:16 am

Haddie-nuff wrote:
Calder106 wrote:
laverfan wrote:Well played, Old Man. OK

Beats even older man Whistle

I never realised  Ivo was that old.. brilliant clap
Its starting to get hard for Ivo to out ace his age. He could play into his 40's if he went into a proper doubles career

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Post by biugo Sun 21 Jun 2015, 2:37 pm

Federer took the first set 7-6 (7-1) against Seppi.
He faced and saved 3 BP in that set, while not having a single break opportunity himself - poor Seppi.

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Post by bogbrush Sun 21 Jun 2015, 2:40 pm

Feds playing rubbish.
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Post by Josiah Maiestas Sun 21 Jun 2015, 2:48 pm

Obvious Federer has the yips in his technique, it would be embarrassing for Seppi if he doesn't win a set.
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Post by Born Slippy Sun 21 Jun 2015, 2:49 pm

Really good match this. Both players producing exceptional tennis. The worry for Fed is that, on courts this quick, his relatively weak return gets badly exposed. He hasn't created a break point since the QF. I suspect he will be happier to get to the slightly slower grass at Wimbledon!

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Post by bogbrush Sun 21 Jun 2015, 3:09 pm

His main reason for failing to break (until the last game) was wastefulness on 2nd serves.
Generally quite a sloppy match by Federer. Still, he wins the tournament again.
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Post by Josiah Maiestas Sun 21 Jun 2015, 3:10 pm

Somehow Seppi trips himself up serving at 4-5 in this 'Strong' era Very Happy

Key to the match was saving a few break points with classic serving

I'd be surprised if Murray or Djokovic could lose more than 1 set to the old man though
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Post by LuvSports! Sun 21 Jun 2015, 3:11 pm

Feds wins!

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Post by laverfan Sun 21 Jun 2015, 3:17 pm

Well done, Old Man! #86. clap clap

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Post by summerblues Sun 21 Jun 2015, 3:21 pm

Born Slippy wrote:The worry for Fed is that, on courts this quick, his relatively weak return gets badly exposed.
This strikes me to be almost the exact opposite of how things really are. Fed's return is weaker on slower surfaces because he chips it too much whereas top returners will do more with it. The faster the surface and the bigger the server, the relatively better Fed's return is because in those conditions the chip return is more useful.

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Post by JuliusHMarx Sun 21 Jun 2015, 3:22 pm

He first won Halle in 2003. I wonder if anyone else has won the same tournament 12 years after first winning it. Maybe Connors or Agassi might have done it.

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Post by laverfan Sun 21 Jun 2015, 3:28 pm

JuliusHMarx wrote:He first won Halle in 2003. I wonder if anyone else has won the same tournament 12 years after first winning it. Maybe Connors or Agassi might have done it.

Maybe Rosewall, in the 1970s.

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Post by JuliusHMarx Sun 21 Jun 2015, 3:52 pm

laverfan wrote:
JuliusHMarx wrote:He first won Halle in 2003. I wonder if anyone else has won the same tournament 12 years after first winning it. Maybe Connors or Agassi might have done it.

Maybe Rosewall, in the 1970s.

Not Connors or Agassi or Lendl. Rosewall counts if you consider the Australian Championships (1953) and the Australian Open (1972) as the same event.
Probably not been done before in the Open Era alone.

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Post by laverfan Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:09 pm

Born Slippy wrote:Really good match this. Both players producing exceptional tennis. The worry for Fed is that, on courts this quick, his relatively weak return gets badly exposed. He hasn't created a break point since the QF. I suspect he will be happier to get to the slightly slower grass at Wimbledon!

It is not just the return, but also the BH which he is just pulling around to keep the ball in play. Seppi kept hammering the BH and would hit a winner CC or BHDTL when Federer put up a mid-court ball.

Seppi should have won the first set, rather unfortunate not to.

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Post by laverfan Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:12 pm

One more set, Murray OK

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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:13 pm

Clinical first set from Murray. As you'd expect, for the most part, Anderson holding serve comfortably, but one loose service game and Murray pounced.

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Post by summerblues Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:18 pm

From Wikipedia for Agassi:

Agassi has 13 year gap in Miami (1990 and 2003) and maybe some other smaller tournaments - did not check everything.


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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:34 pm

Magical return game from Andy and it's a set and a break. He's really looking very sharp today. One unbelievable get off a wide first serve for a DTL winner. This kind of form bodes well for Wimby.

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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:39 pm

This match is going to have a great highlights real. Entertaining stuff.

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Post by Aut0Gr4ph Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:45 pm

Possibly the only thing missing (so far, I hasten to add) is a genuine competitive edge. Anderson not playing badly at all, but has been totally outclassed.

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Post by Guest Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:47 pm

Murray wins his 4th Queens and title 34! clap clap

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Post by CaledonianCraig Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:48 pm

Congratulations Andy on your 4th Queen's title. Now up there among greats of the sport for such a feat. His 34th title in the bag and things going nicely for him now.
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Post by JuliusHMarx Sun 21 Jun 2015, 4:50 pm

summerblues wrote:From Wikipedia for Agassi:

Agassi has 13 year gap in Miami (1990 and 2003) and maybe some other smaller tournaments - did not check everything.


Good spot - I missed that one on the ATP site.

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